From the people who brought you the widely acclaimed War on Christmas, it’s the War on Easter. Apparently, we “godless liberals” are waging a war we didn’t even know we were in. And Mychal Massie, one of the Worldnutdaily’s columnists, throws lots of absurd rhetoric and ahistorical claims at it:
Category Archive: War on Christmas
Mar 29 2013
Mar 27 2013
The Supreme Court has said that, when it comes to nativity scenes, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are secular symbols that dilute the message of Christianity. To Bill O’Reilly, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are the only things standing between secular progressives and their evil agenda.
Mar 16 2013
Sarah Palin has signed a deal to write — or to put her name on something someone else wrote — a book about Christmas. And from the description of the book and a statement issued by Palin through the publisher, I’m sure it will be every bit as vapid as one would expect.
Dec 28 2012
The Daily Currant, an Onion-style parody site, has an amusing article about Bill O’Reilly allegedly losing it with an in-store Santa Claus at Macy’s after the fake Christmas icon wished him a “happy holidays” instead of a “merry Christmas.” This doesn’t seem too farfetched:
Dec 26 2012
A new front has been opened in the War on Christmas and the American Family Association’s Sandy Rios has sniffed it out. Those sneaky Democrats have been pushing important legislative battles in Congress at Christmas time to distract people from the baby Jesus:
Dec 25 2012
You knew it had to come down to this, right? If there’s a war on Christmas, you just knew that it was the Jews behind the whole thing, running it all from their seats of extraordinary power in the banking and entertainment industries. But Burt Prelutsky can say that, because he’s Jewish:
Dec 15 2012
The Worldnutdaily is back with another video from Richard Rives, published with the headline “Dec. 25 has ‘nothing’ to do with Jesus.” At the same time, they’re also running stories about “Atheist attacks on Christmas” and “How to avoid Grinches at Christmas,” which is all about that infamous War on Christmas — but not, of …
Dec 11 2012
Bill O’Reilly, certified moral leader for Real Americanstm everywhere, is still flogging the dead horse of the War on Christmas — and now he’s blaming it all on gay people who want abortions, or something. Here’s a conversation he had with Bernard McGuirk and the astonishingly stupid Greg Gutfeld:
Dec 07 2012
Well isn’t this interesting? The Worldnutdaily has apparently declared a war on Christmas with an “exclusive” video from Richard Rives, president of Wyatt Archaeological Research (yes, Ron Wyatt’s fraudulent group), declaring that Christmas is a pagan holiday that should not be celebrated by Christians.
Dec 06 2012
Buster Wilson of the American Family Association got on quite a righteous roll on his radio show on Monday, railing incoherently about how not allowing nativity scenes on public property will lead to a ban on Christians celebrating Christmas at all. Seriously.
Dec 17 2011
The wingnuts are getting increasingly bizarre in their claims about the mythical “war on Christmas,” now claiming that it’s all part of a North Korean communist plot. Seriously.
Dec 08 2011
JT has written the perfect post about the mythical “War on Christmas.” Having written about the subject many times, I only wish I had thought to express the proper response to the whole thing as well as he has.
Dec 07 2011
Now that we’re in the midst of the invented annual outrage known as the War on Christmas, Right Wing Watch catches Newt Gingrich participating in that war by having a “holiday” — as opposed to Christmas — sale on his books. In fact, as they note, it looks remarkably like a Walgreens holiday sale ad …
Dec 05 2011
As one who has long laughed heartily at the notion of a War on Christmas, I was fascinated to see this blog post about the origins of the whole thing. Turns out it started among paranoid and racist far right groups like the John Birch Society. Color me unsurprised.
Nov 02 2011
Someone sent me a link to this article where the mayor of Tifton, Georgia reverses a previous decision and declares his commitment to Christian “principals” — and I’m sure they appreciate the support.